Paddling through the weeds along the Union Bay Natural Area next to the University of Washington in Seattle, I didn’t see this young sora standing out in the middle of the lily pads. Was it because I was concentrating on fighting the wind? Was it because I didn’t bring a lunch and was getting hungry? Or, was it because I had let my mind wander too much? Who knows, but luckily I hadn’t scared it off completely and was able to snap some shots as I coasted on by.